Building The Education State
New and Upgraded Schools
Designs for the new Mernda Central Prep-12 College and Mernda South Primary School have been released. Both school will include meeting rooms for community use and gymnasiums.
Mernda Central Prep-12 College will also include a theatre, rehearsal space, commercial kitchen, and a much needed 20m learn-to-swim pool, which will all be open to the community.
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Diamond Valley College – Diamond Valley College will receive $2 million to upgrade and modernise buildings and facilities. Yarrambat Park Primary School in Doreen – Yarrambat Park Primary School will is one step closer with funding provided for the purchase of land next to the Ashley Park Children’s Centre.
Other Local Schools Being Upgraded
- St Helena Secondary College
- Greensborough College
- Montmorency Secondary College
- Hazel glen College
- Wallan Secondary College
- Whittlesea Secondary College
- Wattle Glen Primary School
Construction is underway on both the Ashley Park Community and Family Hub in Doreen and the Mernda South Integrated Early Learning Centre, co-located next to the Mernda South Primary School. The new centres will bring together a range of programs including kinder and maternal and child health under one roof to support local families. Both centres will be operational and taking kinder students in early 2017.
Two New Tech Schools
Banyule – to be based at Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough campus
Whittlesea – to be based at Melbourne Polytechnic Epping campus. Unlike tech schools of the past, these new training opportunities will be offered alongside regular schooling, so students don’t have to choose between the two and will allow students to get hands-on technical training while they continue their studies. These Tech Schools will use leading edge technology to deliver applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education, ensuring that students get the vital STEM skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow